We’ve heard about the national and world side of crop and livestock production from the Feb. 8 USDA reports, but what about Ohio?
Ohio Annual Crop Summary
Ohio’s 2018 average corn yield was 187 bushels per acre, a new State record, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Growers harvested 3.30 million acres for grain, up 5 percent from 2017. Total production of corn for grain was 617 million bushels, up 11 percent from the 2017. Ohio’s average soybean yield for 2018 was 58 bushels per acre, also a new State record. Growers harvested 4.98 million acres, down 2 percent from 2017. Production, at 289 million bushels, was also an all-time high.
Winter Wheat Seedings
Ohio winter wheat seeded area for 2019 is estimated at 460,000 acres, a decrease of 6 percent from last year, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician of the USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Ohio winter wheat plantings concluded by midNovember. Winter wheat that was planted into hillsides was reportedly washed away in some areas due to extraordinary rain events. By the end of November, 62 percent of the winter wheat crop was reported to be in good to excellent condition.
December 1 Grain Stocks
On December 1, 2018, Ohio corn stocks totaled 529 million bushels, approximately 21 percent above a year earlier. This was a record high for December 1. About 70 percent of the corn was stored on farms. The first quarter disappearance was 174 million bushels, compared with 187 million bushels a year earlier. Soybean stocks on December 1, 2018, were 252 million bushels. That was 26 percent higher than stocks a year earlier and also a record high. The first quarter indicated disappearance was 61.4 million bushels, compared with 71.5 million bushels during the same period a year ago. Farm stocks of soybeans were 150 million bushels. Wheat stocks on December 1, 2018, were 73.4 million bushels, 4 percent above a year ago. About 98 percent of wheat stocks were in commercial storage. Second quarter indicated disappearance was 3.4 million bushels, compared with 8.8 million bushels during the same period last year.